Tuesday, April 8, 2014

A microscope made from paper?

A microscope made from paper? Yes, and it can save lives for 50 cents.

Professional microscopes are expensive and fragile. Unlike the paper microscope – or FoldScope – they cannot be stomped on or dropped in water. Manu Prakash and his students are now able to put fully functional microscopes in the hands of health care workers who need them to save lives.

Street price: 50 cents.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Cat Café

So, this is a thing now: Café Chat l'heureux

According to Wikipedia, this type of business started in Taiwan in 1998 and found its way to Japan where the idea took hold and then was exported worldwide.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Quick shout out

...to my bro, since I just pointed him to this site and he's probably going to be the first one to leave a comment here since I extended my domain name reservation for a year and linked it to this blog yesterday.

Cheers, mate.